Jersey Shore cast has not been fired, alas

The cast of Jersey Shore is not being replaced for the third season; instead, casting producers were looking for cast members for the second season, which is currently in production.

In a profile of casting director Doron Ofir, who cast Jersey Shore and many other reality series, BlackBook reported that “Ofir is currently casting for the third season of Jersey Shore, which will feature an entirely new cast.” That’s led to items like this one: Here’s the Situation: ‘tJersey Shore’ cast fired.

But that’s not true. On Twitter, Ofir wrote that “Blackbook Mag got it WRONG! I am casting 4 the current season Jersey Shore not a 3rd season & not a whole new cast!” And later, he added that “outdated information is from March when the official casting call was released, ‘additional roomates.’”

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.